Aleksey BALABANOV
Алексей БАЛАБАНОВ
Alekseï BALABANOV
USSR, 1991, 86mn 
Black and white, fiction
Schastlivye dni
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Счастливые дни

 

 Happy Days

 Oh, les beaux jours

 
Directed by : Aleksey BALABANOV (Алексей БАЛАБАНОВ)
Writing credits : Aleksey BALABANOV (Алексей БАЛАБАНОВ)
 
Cast
Nikolay LAVROV (Николай ЛАВРОВ)
Yevgeni MERKURYEV (Евгений МЕРКУРЬЕВ)
Anjelika NEVOLINA (Анжелика НЕВОЛИНА)
Aleksey OLENNIKOV (Алексей ОЛЕННИКОВ)
Viktor SUKHORUKOV (Виктор СУХОРУКОВ)
Georgi TEJKH (Георгий ТЕЙХ)
 
Cinematography : Sergey ASTAKHOV (Сергей АСТАХОВ)
Produced by : Aleksey GERMAN (Алексей ГЕРМАН)
Companies : Lenfilm
 
Sites : IMDb, Chapaev.media

Awards :
- Prix du meilleur film au festival la Jeunesse, 1991, Kiev
- Prix du meilleur long métrage au festival des Débuts, 1992, Moscou

Plot synopsis
Based on S.Beckett’s works. First he was beaten up, them thrown out into the street. But the young man survived and became absolutely free. Having lost his memory he gradually looses everything else which connects him to real life (one nice lady calls him Sergei Sergeevich for the sake of convenience). We witness his refusal to accept love, compassion, life…
 

Selected in the following festivals :
- Moscow International Film Festival (MIFF), Moscow (Russia), 2019
- Moscow International Film Festival (MIFF), Moscow (Russia), 2017
- Moscow International Film Festival (MIFF), Moscow (Russia), 2013
- Moscow, St-Petersburg : two faces of Russia, Paris (France), 2010
- Festival Russian kino 'Moscow Premier Screenings', Moscow (Russia), 2008
- Moscow International Film Festival (MIFF), Moscow (Russia), 2007
- Moscow International Film Festival (MIFF), Moscow (Russia), 2003
- Festival de Cannes, Cannes (France), 1992